Sofitel Nusa Dua Beach Resort in Bali

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Updated: April 28, 2023

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Hotel Essentials
• Location: Facing the beach in Nusa Dua (in southern Bali), next to Club Med Bali, and about 20 minutes from the airport.
• Hotel website:
• Hotel phone: +62 (0)361 849 2888
Check prices for Sofitel Nusa Dua Beach Resort

A child swims around tables in the pool.

The luxurious Sofitel features a huge lagoon-shaped main pool featuring direct access from some rooms, a swim-up bar, and many trees and islands.

Sofitel Nusa Dua Beach Resort – Stylish, convenient, and family-friendly.

All rooms and suites feature elegant and contemporary décor with a corner sofa, marble bathroom, and balcony or patio with a rocking chair overlooking the gardens or pools. Many ground-level rooms have direct access to the main pool from the patio, and some suites, and all villas, have a private pool. The gardens are comparatively modest but still immaculate, and shady lawns creep right up to the beachside path that meanders through Nusa Dua and beyond. The huge pools feature a striking design and sandy “beaches.” The Sofitel caters well to families. The impressive kids club offers abundant activities, and a reef protects the pristine beach, so the water is calm and shallow for swimming. Adding to the overall appeal is the proximity to Tanjung Benoa, with a broader selection of shops, cafés, and water sports within walking and cycling distance.

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Sofitel Nusa Dua Beach Resort – The Location

  • Area: Near the invisible border between Nusa Dua and the neighboring region of Tanjung Benoa, with facilities nearby in both areas.
  • Address: Lot N5, ITDC Tourism Complex, Nusa Dua. Along the main road through Nusa Dua, a gated complex of luxury resorts in southern Bali.
  • How to Get There: The only way to/from the airport is by metered taxi or a chartered car with a driver. Depending on traffic, this takes about 20 minutes (13km via the tollway).
  • Handy to: Facilities (including water sports) at Tanjung Benoa.

Sofitel Nusa Dua Beach Resort – The Basics

  • Guests: Caters to all travelers – young and old, with or without children.
  • Kids Club: Fully supervised. Offers many activities, such as puppet-making and treasure hunts. Also, yoga, gymnastics, and dance for youngsters. Divided into age groups: 4-6 years, 6-12, and those over 12. Indoors and outside areas near the beach. Reading room.
  • Beach: Wide, spotless, and sloping attractively into the sea. Protected by a reef, the water is calm and shallow for swimming.
  • Views: Most rooms, suites, and villas overlook the “lagoon” (the main pool) and or gardens. A few offer ocean views, but these are often distant or obstructed and may disappoint.
  • Private Pools/Jacuzzis: A private plunge pool in some rooms and suites. The Pool Villas have a larger private pool.
  • Parking: Some free and secure spots, but think long and hard before driving anywhere in Bali.
  • How to Book: will have the best rates.
  • Phone: +62 (0)361 849 2888
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Sofitel Nusa Dua Beach Resort – Amenities

  • Pool: The main pool is massive and shaped like a lagoon, with fountains, columns, and a swim-up bar. It laps right up to the patio of many ground-level rooms and suites. Another pool for children is more modest than at rival resorts, but it does feature a waterslide.
  • Spa: The SoSPA Wellness Centre offers various massages, scrubs, and beauty treatments. Also, signature treatments inspired by “a French gastronomic restaurant” (according to the website).
  • Fitness Center: Called SoFIT, it’s spacious and well-equipped.
  • For Families: Kids club. Children’s pool. Babysitting.
  • Activities: Bicycle rental. Water sports counter.
  • Other Facilities: Boutique. Library. Cash machine.

Sofitel Nusa Dua Beach Resort – Food and Drink

  • Restaurants & Bars: Cucina – Mediterranean-inspired bistro focusing on Italian food. Some seats along the poolside terrace. Dinner only. Also popular for Sunday brunch. • Kwee Zeen – Contemporary Chinese. Vibrant open-plan kitchen. Open 24 hours for breakfast buffets and a la carte menu at other times. • Toya Beach Bar & Grill – Alongside the sea for cocktails, casual meals all day, and barbecue buffets some nights. • Le Bar – Chic cocktail lounge in the lobby. Also, coffee and special afternoon teas. • L’OH Pool Bar – Inviting spot for a drink beside the pool.
  • Breakfast: Not included. Can purchase when booking or day-by-day. Buffet and a la carte, served in Kwee Zeen restaurant. Sunday Brunch at Cucina.
  • Room Service: Available 24/7.

Sofitel Nusa Dua Beach Resort – Rooms

  • Room Types:Luxury Room with Lagoon/Ocean Views • Luxury Room with Pool Access • Luxury Room with Plunge Pool • Honeymoon Suite (with/without plunge pool) • Prestige Suite (with/without plunge pool) • Pool Villas (one or two bedrooms) • Presidential Villa (one only) • List of all Rooms
  • Smoking Rooms: No smoking in the rooms or public areas but permitted elsewhere.
  • Best Room: The Pool Villas (with one or two bedrooms) have a large private pool and plenty of space to relax. Includes club access and butler service.
  • For Families: All rooms and suites can fit an extra single bed. Easy enough to book adjoining rooms with connecting doors. Otherwise, get a villa with two bedrooms and a private pool.

Sofitel Nusa Dua Beach Resort – Local Transport

  • Walking & Cycling: Walking along the beachside path is quicker and more scenic than the main streets through Nusa Dua and Tanjung Benoa. However, the roads through Nusa Dua and Tanjung Benoa are flat, comparatively quiet, and ideal for cycling. Ask reception about renting a bike.
  • Cars & Taxis: Driving anywhere in Bali is not recommended, but renting a car is possible and should be arranged through the resort. Metered taxis are abundant, cheap, comfortable, and the best option for anywhere in southern Bali. For longer trips, charter a car with a driver through the resort.
  • Motorbikes: These are easy to rent (ask at the resort) and helpful in getting around Nusa Dua and Tanjung Benoa. A motorbike taxi called an ojek is a popular mode of transport. Book one at a fixed rate using the downloadable apps Grab and Gojek.

Sofitel Nusa Dua Beach Resort – What’s Nearby?

Best Nearby Restaurants & Bars

  • Manarai Beach House – In front of the Sofitel, it’s separately owned but accessible from the resort or the path in front. Ideal beach setting and two gorgeous pools. Famous for cocktails and meals crafted by the executive chef with live music nightly.
  • The Roost Rooftop Restaurant & Bar – Views are spectacular, and the menu intriguing. Plenty of breezy gazebos for chilling out. Top of The Nest hotel, a 10-minute walk north up the main road from the Sofitel and past the roundabout.
  • Royal Orchid Resto – Cute décor, tasty food, and inexpensive menu. Guests keep going back. About 1km north up the main road from the resort and past the roundabout.

Of course, guests at the Sofitel can also dine at any other resort – often easily accessible along the beachside path. Near the Sofitel are:

  • Nusa Dua Beach Hotel & Spa – Seven top-notch choices for a drink or a meal. 200m south via the path
  • The Westin – Many more options, some undergoing renovations in mid-2022. 400m south via the path.
  • Grand Whiz – Poolside Bistro, great value. The resort is next to Sofitel and accessible along the pathway from the Sofitel.


  • Club Med – The lane alongside the neighboring Club Med resort is lined with stalls selling cheap souvenirs and clothes. A one-minute walk north along the beachside path.
  • Bali Collection – Sadly, most places to eat, drink, and shop at the mall closed in 2020-21. Some had reopened by mid-2022, and more will open up later. This delightful outdoor shopping center is a 20-minute walk (quicker and nicer by bicycle) south of the resort via the main road – follow the signs. (Once provided by Bali Collection, the free shuttle bus may recommence and pick up passengers at the resort.)

Sofitel Nusa Dua Beach Resort – The Hotel

A green sign with an arrow pointing to the left to Sofitel and Grand Whiz.

The Sofitel resort is in the spacious and tranquil area of Nusa Dua, a gated complex of luxury resorts in southern Bali.

A stone sign that reads Sofitel.

The Sofitel caters well to all tourists.

A wooden circular ceiling.

The lobby ceiling is made from wood carvings that incorporates Balinese heritage.

The view of the grass from the open-air lobby.

The view from the lobby overlooks the grass that grows on top of the roofs of the structures below.

Angled white walls line up outside the building.

The massive Sofitel resort features a more contemporary design than most rival resorts in Nusa Dua.

A member of the staff drives a golf cart.

The Sofitel is so extensive that some guests prefer to be transported by cart.

The beach.

One major attraction of staying at the Sofitel is the glorious beach out front.

Bright blue lounge chairs sit by the ocean.

All sorts of lounges and chairs are set up along the beach for guests of the Sofitel.

A gazebo with lounge cushions sits on the lawn.

The lawns alongside the beach at the Sofitel are peppered with inviting gazebos.

A gazebo sits next to the pool.

The various pools stretch out in all directions at the Sofitel.

Guests sit at tables in the pool.

Part of the swim-up bar alongside the main pool at the Sofitel offers plenty of stools in the water.

A large blue pool.

Another section of the pool.

Guests sit on lounge chairs by the pool.

There are plenty of lounge chairs and umbrellas around the pools.

A narrow pools runs next to the room patios.

Offshoots of the main pool meander to the rooms.

The pool leads to a balcony.

Most ground-level rooms and suites directly access the pool from their patios.

The outside of the Sofitel.

The Sofitel offers all sorts of rooms and suites in buildings angled towards the (distant) ocean. Rooms and suites on the highest floors offer the best chance of sea views.

Floor lights surround the base of the bed.

All rooms and suites are elegantly furnished in a style that matches the hotel’s contemporary design.

The balcony with a chair overlooks the pool.

All rooms and suites offer a balcony/patio with views of the pools or ocean (at a distance).

A view of the pool from above.

This is a typical view from a suite on a higher floor.

A king bed sits next to a small sofa.

Rooms and suites have space for a sofa in the corner.

A bath tub sits nexts to the sink.

The bathrooms are spacious and functional.

A small private pool with a fountain.

The Sofitel also offers villas with one or two bedrooms and a private plunge pool.

A private pool by a lounge chair.

The private pools in the villas are small, but the outdoor area is relaxing.

Playground equipment on a green lawn.

The kids club is in a secure and spacious area near the beach at the resort. The kids club at the Sofitel is usually divided into three separate age groups.

A long sand path leads to a target for archery.

There are lots of games for the family, like archery.

Leather chairs sit in the lobby of the SoSPA Wellness Center

The SoSPA Wellness Center at the Sofitel is as classy as the resort.

A couple gets a massage outside under a gazebo.

One of many massage options from SoSPA.

White cloth covered chairs and tables sit on a lawn for a celebration.

Dominating one part of the grounds is a modern wedding chapel.

Tables sit under paper lanterns outside.

The Sofitel offers six terrific places to eat and drink, including the Toya Beach Bar & Grill.

Chairs sit at a bar at Cucina.

Another of the resort’s restaurants, Cucina, specializes in Italian cuisine…

A round table sits by the pool.

…with tables by the pool.

Long tables and chairs at a restaurant.

Open all day for street-style Asian food is the Kwee Zeen restaurant at the Sofitel.

Food is laid out on a buffet.

Buffet breakfast is served at Kwee Zeen restaurant at the resort.

A long brick path along the beach.

This beachside path passes the Sofitel and stretches the entire length of Nusa Dua and north into Tanjung Benoa.

Two people ride a tandem bike.

Cycling along the beachside path that passes the resort is great fun.

A row of bikes.

Rent bicycles at the Sofitel.

Two day beds sit on the beach.

In front of the Sofitel (and accessible from within the resort) is the magnificent Manarai Beach House restaurant and bar.

Tables sit on the beach.

The Manarai Beach House restaurant and bar (virtually part of the resort) sets up tables on the sand in the afternoons.

An outdoor bar with a thatched roof.

The Nusa Dua Beach Resort offers several cafes and bars about 200m south of the Sofitel via the beachside path.

Wood tables sit along the shore.

Another excellent choice for a meal or drink is The Westin Resort, only 400m south of the Sofitel along the beachside path.

A bamboo deck with a thatched roof.

A 10-minute walk north along the main road into Tanjung Benoa is the cute Roost Rooftop Restaurant & Bar in The Nest Hotel.

Orange booths line a brink wall.

The cute and popular Royal Orchid Resto is about 1km north of the Sofitel via the main road.

A sign for the Bali Collection sits in a fountian.

The Bali Collection shopping mall is easy to find about 20 minutes on foot south of the Sofitel.

A banner outside reads, "Opening Soon."

Sadly, most places at the Bali Collection mall closed in 2020-21, but many are reopening.

A large rock with the name Bebek Tepi Sawah carved in it.

At the Bali Collection mall, about five minutes south of the resort by bicycle, Bebek Tepi Sawah is famous for its roast duck.

Surf boards sit on the sand.

Water sports can be arranged with vendors along the beach near the resort.

A green shed with a window sits next to a boat.

Organize water sports (especially motorized) with reputable companies, including this one only 400m north of the resort via the beachside path.

jet skis sit on the shore.

Jet skiing is popular at the water sports kiosk mentioned above. Check rates and availability: Sofitel Nusa Dua Beach Resort

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